Ute Bock (born 1942 in Linz), is an Austrian educator who got known for her projects helping asylum seekers. In Vienna, there was the campaign "Bock auf Bier" (that means "want a beer") in which a small percentage of the price of the beer (the price was increased) was earmarked Show more...
to Bock - who gave therewith asylum seekers a home.
After graduation she spent a year in private industry before she decided to be an educator. In 1969, she obtained work at Gesellenheim Zohmanngasse in Favoriten, the 10th District of Vienna. In 1976 she was eventually appointed as director. In the early 1990s the youth welfare office sent increased foreign youth to Ute Bock's facility, these were also cumulative clients who already were turned away by other facilities. At that time, Ute Bock began to occupy herself with the fate of these people and began to be involved in helping asylum seekers.
During a raid in the asylum in 1999 about 30 young Africans were under the controversial Operation Spring arrested for drug traffic and Ute Bock was charged with banditry and drug traffic and she was temporarily suspended from duty. Later the charges were dropped, though she was forbidden to accommodate other